Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
— James 1:12
I struggle with waiting patiently for Jesus. Sometimes I feel like Jesus is waiting until the very last second to answer my prayers. Or that he’s going to let time run out and leave me without an answer.
We are blessed when we are under trial. At first glance, I totally disagree. I never feel blessed when I’m suffering. With Jesus holding the time clock, I usually anticipate how long and wonder “what if.” I can’t tell you how many anxiety attacks I’ve had while waiting for Jesus to help me pass the test.
We are blessed when we stand the test. As we persevere under trials, we pass the test. There may be an area where Jesus wants to see growth in our lives, so he tempor ...
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